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8 Fun Ways to Document Your Travels in New Zealand


How will you remember your gap year?

Prepare for the busiest trip of your life! As you travel around New Zealand, people will ask you what you have done on your travels and when? You’ve done so much! How are you meant to remember all that?! That, right there, is why documenting your trip in New Zealand is a great idea. Not only will feel more organised, but you can make something out of your memories.

It can be pretty fun when you take a look at the different ways you can document your travels. Here are a few to inspire you…

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1. Send postcards to your future self

Write yourself a postcard in each noteworthy place as you travel around New Zealand, then send then to your home address. Months later, you’ll get to read them! A bit like time-travel, right?

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2. Scrapbook

Scrapbooking! Some people get really excited about scrapbooking. Create pretty pages and don’t let a single activity or travel ticket go to waste!


3. Foot selfie

This is perfect if you, like most of us, are travelling on your own. It can be hard to get a flattering face selfie, so stick to the feet.

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4. Travel journal

It’s a classic! Many backpackers are still sticking to this foolproof method of using the written word to document their travels.


5. Travel blog

Get with the times! Anyone who is anyone is keeping a travel blog. Well, it is easier said than done in New Zealand where the WiFi connection tends to be abysmal. On the other hand, at least you cannot “misplace” your blog with photos and memories, so you are storing them somewhere safe. Some even create proper websites to help other travellers, such as Katharina’s MyWorkingHoliday.info.


6. Make a collection

If you’re a hoarder then you’ll love this option. There are a number of things you could start collecting while in New Zealand. There’s pins, badges, patches, magnets, postcards, pressed coins… Just to name a few.


7. Make a viral travel video

Become the next YouTube sensation with your travel video showcasing your epic adventures in New Zealand.


8. Take photos of inanimate objects on thier travels

This is one for the kids (and big kids) in your life. Take photos of toys or stuffed animals in front of New Zealand’s attractions, like “The Lego Couple”.


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